He Is Irreplaceable – Brendan Rodgers Explains Why Injured Ndidi Will Be Missed By Nigeria Against CAR
Coach of Leicester City Brendan Rodgers had confirmed that Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is nursing a harmstring injury which might see him miss couple of games starting from this weekend game against Crystal Palace.
Ndidi was also not called up by the coach of the Nigerian team for the back to back World Cup qualifiers game against Central Africa Republic (CAR) on the 7th and 10th of October respectively.
Ever present for Leicester City and the senior national team of Nigeria in the last few years, Rodgers explained that even though he has other players who can play in Ndidi’s role, the Nigerian brings sometimes different when he plays.
The coach hinted that he could try a new formation to make up for the absence of the Nigerian when they take on Leicester City later today. Terming Ndidi as irreplaceable while commenting on his absence after their 0-1 loss to Legia Warsaw in the Europa League.
“Obviously he couldn’t play tonight but he had a bit of an issue at the beginning of the Burnley game so he’s a big doubt for the weekend,” Rodgers confirmed. “He’s felt a little bit in his hamstring.”
“It’s impossible to find what we have,” Rodgers said of Ndidi’s absence before the clash with Legia. “We’ve got good players, but specifically the job he does in breaking up play and just his overall defending and in the box, he’s irreplaceable for us.
“We have a number of other good players, we just need to find a different way. That’s also part of the point, as I said earlier in the season, for bringing Soumare into the squad, because he gives us that physicality. But Wilf’s a really unique and fabulous player.”
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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